Project Engineer / Automation Engineer

Posted 25 Jun 2019

Bedford, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 194083


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your Role:

We are currently seeking a Project Engineer/Automation Engineer for a permanent role within the Single Use and Systems R&D group at MilliporeSigma Process Solutions business unit. In this position, the individual will focus primarily on MilliporeSigma’s stage-gate based PDP system (Product Development Process) to commercialize new products for the Bioprocess/Pharmaceutical Manufacturing industry.  The Project Engineer is responsible for the successful delivery of technical project deliverables from new product conceptualization through product launch with a focus on software and electrical engineering.  The Project Engineer/Automation Engineer will interface effectively with other R&D colleagues, Manufacturing, Quality, Procurement, Product and Project Management functions and provide technical guidance & leadership on cross functional teams.



  • Design, specify, implement and qualify complex state-of-the-art automated systems used in the bioprocessing industry; mixing, filtration, purification, cell culture, etc.
  • Partner with hardware and automation vendors to obtain new hardware, develop new prototype designs and integrate hardware components into the automation platform
  • Familiarity with a variety of sensor technologies used in the bioprocessing industry with a focus on integration and calibration management
  • Act as a technical project manager, manage budget and schedule activities
  • Participate in and/or lead technical solution design and the high-level alignment of business goals with technical projects
  • Ensures all projects are scoped, built, and delivered within defined timelines and to client’s requirements
  • Effectively communicate and present project status to internal and external project team members and stakeholders
  • Manage applicable regulatory requirements of automated bioprocessing systems
  • 5-20% travel may be required

Who You Are:
Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering or Bioprocess Engineering
  • 3+ years as an Engineer with expertise in designing, implementing and maintaining automated systems
  • 3+ years of industry experience in industrial process equipment with designing, implementing and supporting automated equipment solutions for complex multidisciplinary problems required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pharmaceutical and/or Biotechnology industry experience desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with peers, customers, vendors and supervisors; ability to give effective presentations using written reports, overhead slides, MS PowerPoint and similar media.
  • Leadership abilities and works well in a team environment
  • Working knowledge of GAMP lifecycle and quality management processes employed with the Life Science Industry desirable
  • Strong teamwork and facilitation skills
  • Competent user of MS Office, MS Project, Oracle, CAD and other software tools.



What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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